Quigong for people experiencing the menopause:
This session is an introduction to the Chinese concept of Second Spring (menopause) and we will learn about what is happening to our bodies during this transition time and how we can best support ourselves to restore balance and harmony through a set of gentle of movements and breathing based on a good foundation of health lifestyle (according to Traditional Chinese Medicine).
You will have your eyes opened to a new positive and uplifting view of menopause that puts you at the centre of your midlife renewal and empowers you through the teaching of Qigong Practices and simple lifestyle changes to bring about health and vitality at this critical time.
Community-Based Holistic Health: as a Qigong Teacher and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Practitioner Rae is interested in bringing skills in ancient practices in health and well-being to the local community. As an artist Rae uses her own interest in creative expression to inspire people to explore their relationship to themselves, each other and environment.
Qualifications & Experience:
Background in Psychology (Bsc & PhD in Cultural Perspectives in Hearing Voices, University of MCR 2002).
Traditional Apprenticeship with Chinese Master Edmond Ho-Yuen To since 2002 training in TCM, Qigong, Martial Arts, Brush and Ink Painting.
Qualified with Master To as Qigong Teacher (2003) and TCM Practitioner (2004) regular community classes at Kath Locke Centre and Zion Centre and workshops for local groups including (e.g.: SladyFest, GMMHT, CanSurvive UK -BME Cancer Support Group, Louise Da-Cocodia Education Trust )
20+ years as an artist in Community Mental Health (Media Artist, St Luke’s Art Project since 2002, and work for Start in Salford, Pool Arts, ZEST, GreenRoom, NHS etc). As an artist her work has developed into a nature-based practice of close looking, listening and expression, please see www.mappingmanchestersquietspaces.org
Rae works closely with local, national and international artists including running workshops and events at Elizabeth Gaskell House & Victoria Baths with Sound Artist Jex riley French.
What you should wear:
Flat comfortable shoes (pumps, trainers, etc). Loose comfortable clothing.
Considerations before booking the session:
- You are able to practice gentle exercise (not been told otherwise by their GP)
- You are at least 1 year post cancer treatment and in remission
- You have not had surgery for other things in the last 3-6 months
- You don’t have positive symptoms of mental illness (psychosis, mania, schizophrenia etc)
- You are not pregnant
- You don’t engage in other energy works on the same day as the workshop
Tickets are Free and available from Eventbrite HERE